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Endovascular Metastases and Tumor Emboli
Brett W. Carter, MD; Florian J. Fintelmann, MD, FRCPC; Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Tumor thrombus
            • Definitions

              • Tumor fragments embolized into pulmonary arteries

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        • Reporting Tips

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Carter BW et al: Acquired abnormalities of the pulmonary arteries. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 202(5):W415-21, 2014
                                          2. Sharma P et al: Imaging thrombus in cancer patients with FDG PET-CT. Jpn J Radiol. 30(2):95-104, 2012
                                          3. Rossi SE et al: Tree-in-bud pattern at thin-section CT of the lungs: radiologic-pathologic overview. Radiographics. 25(3):789-801, 2005
                                          4. Daehee Han et al: Thrombotic and Nonthrombotic Pulmonary Arterial Embolism: Spectrum of Imaging Findings RadioGraphics. 23: 1521, 2003
                                          5. Roberts KE et al: Pulmonary tumor embolism: a review of the literature. Am J Med. 115(3):228-32, 2003
                                          6. Seo JB et al: Atypical pulmonary metastases: spectrum of radiologic findings. Radiographics. 21(2):403-17, 2001
                                          7. Tack D et al: Tree-in-bud pattern in neoplastic pulmonary emboli. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(6):1421-2, 2001
                                          8. Pinckard JK et al: Tumor-related thrombotic pulmonary microangiopathy: review of pathologic findings and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Ann Diagn Pathol. 4(3):154-7, 2000
                                          9. Shepard JA et al: Pulmonary intravascular tumor emboli: dilated and beaded peripheral pulmonary arteries at CT. Radiology. 187:797–801, 1993
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                                          References
                                          Tables

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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Tumor thrombus
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Tumor fragments embolized into pulmonary arteries

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Angiographic Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                • Reporting Tips

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Carter BW et al: Acquired abnormalities of the pulmonary arteries. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 202(5):W415-21, 2014
                                                                                  2. Sharma P et al: Imaging thrombus in cancer patients with FDG PET-CT. Jpn J Radiol. 30(2):95-104, 2012
                                                                                  3. Rossi SE et al: Tree-in-bud pattern at thin-section CT of the lungs: radiologic-pathologic overview. Radiographics. 25(3):789-801, 2005
                                                                                  4. Daehee Han et al: Thrombotic and Nonthrombotic Pulmonary Arterial Embolism: Spectrum of Imaging Findings RadioGraphics. 23: 1521, 2003
                                                                                  5. Roberts KE et al: Pulmonary tumor embolism: a review of the literature. Am J Med. 115(3):228-32, 2003
                                                                                  6. Seo JB et al: Atypical pulmonary metastases: spectrum of radiologic findings. Radiographics. 21(2):403-17, 2001
                                                                                  7. Tack D et al: Tree-in-bud pattern in neoplastic pulmonary emboli. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(6):1421-2, 2001
                                                                                  8. Pinckard JK et al: Tumor-related thrombotic pulmonary microangiopathy: review of pathologic findings and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Ann Diagn Pathol. 4(3):154-7, 2000
                                                                                  9. Shepard JA et al: Pulmonary intravascular tumor emboli: dilated and beaded peripheral pulmonary arteries at CT. Radiology. 187:797–801, 1993